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Bolognese for Saint Frances Cabrini

Today the Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of St Frances Xavier Cabrini. What makes her particularly noteworthy is that she was the first American citizen to be canonized.

Shanghi Lion Head Meatballs

This is called Shanghi Lions Head meatballs because once cooked the meatballs resemble the head of a lion, while the long pieces of cabbage resemble the mane. The perfect...

All Saints Day Colcannon

Today is All Saints Day. It is a holy day of obligation. We pray for all our Saints in heaven. It should not be confused with all souls day....

Hallowtide Sangria

This red sangria is the perfect drink to celebrate Hallowtide, a three day celebration. It includes Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day.  In Mexico, it is also...

Irish Soul Cakes

Soul Cakes are the traditional trick or treat goody. Irish peasants would go door to door on All Hallows Eve and beg for a Soul Cake.

Low Fat Watergate Salad

I made this salad the other day. It is a old fashioned recipe. I remember my mom making it in the 70’s when I was growing up. It seems...

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Today is the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. According to American Catholic, early in the fourth century St. Helena, mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine, went...